Club Opening

As a certified club opener, you have the privilege of sharing the gift of Kiwanis. You bring new opportunities to children in communities where clubs open. You inspire new members to look at their communities with fresh eyes. And you help nurture the next generation. 

Working with the club coaches and the lieutenant governor in your division, you lead the process of opening new clubs in your division. You’ll identify potential sites, develop strategies and create a timetable for opening new clubs. 

 

ENROLLMENT FEE WAIVER FOR NEW CLUBS
Understanding dues and fees flier

YOUR ROLE 
Club opener description 
Club opener online education 

CLUB OPENING RESOURCES
Prepared by the Subcommittee on New Club Opening of the International Committee on Membership, October 2020
Club Opening Guidebook
Club Opening Guidebook instructional webinar
Club Opening Webinar
     Part 1 - Planning
     Part 2 - Inviting
     Part 3 - Training and Organizing
Video - Virtual Club Opening Process
Single emphasis clubs – Area clubs
Single emphasis clubs – LGBTQ clubs
Single emphasis clubs – Literacy clubs
Single emphasis clubs - Food insecurity clubs
     Resource: Food insecurity Get Started Guide

 

PREPARING TO OPEN A CLUB 
Club opening tool 
Share benefits of Kiwanis to community, civic and business leaders
Quick-start guide to coaching new clubs  
Rediscovering your community
Club-opening team checklist 
Sponsoring a new club 
Official charter paperwork
Club Openers Guide
Club Opening Event

BUILDING A CLUB 
Inviting new members
New member application
Corporate membership
An introduction to Kiwanis
One minute speech

ORGANIZING TO OPEN 
Charter celebration ceremony 
Planning a silent auction 
Types of clubs 
Community announcement signs 
    "Kiwanis is coming" yard sign 
    "Kiwanis is serving" yard sign 
Sample agenda for first organizational meeting 
Sample agenda for first board of directors 
Finance and liability
For U.S. clubs only
Form 8976
 

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